Communication Intern

Internship Opportunities Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.
The Communication Intern role is to assist the Team in several tasks including : research, content writing, pitching stories, preparing PowerPoint presentations and some ad-hocks assignments as per the direct supervisor’s requests

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize bi-weekly meeting between clients and mid to senior level employees at APCO
  • Take minutes of meetings and send accurate and detailed report to the concerned parties
  • Assist in drafting basic content pieces (PR and social media)
  • Complete all necessary administrative tasks, such as research and email
  • Maintain email/telephone contacts with clients as needed, without requiring a supervisor to intervene on routine matters
  • Assist in preparing coverage, weekly and monthly reports
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Ad Hocks assignment as per the Account Director’s request

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business management, Marketing, Economics, International Relations, Mass Communication or Equivalent
  • Good writing, communication, organization , time management and initiative skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Available as full timer
  • Proficient in English and Arabic
  • AD-Hocks Assignment/reports:
  • As per the Direct Manager’s requests

Internship period:

  • 3 months, might be extended to a total of 6 months based on need

Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills written and verbally
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Research skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, strong attention to detail
  • Initiative skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient, solution oriented and creative
  • Service-orientated attitude, proactive thinker, information seeker

Requirements

  • Senior student/ fresh graduate majoring in Mass Communication, International Relations, Public Relations or Equivalent

Work Conditions

  • The physical abilities needed to perform the duties of this position, in addition to the office climate:
  • Office environment is general office setting

About APCO in the Middle East and North Africa
Home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, the Middle East and North Africa region has a pivotal role to play in driving global conversations – from environmental policies to religion and pop culture. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are clear leaders in this equation, although the wave of innovation continues to transcend borders.
APCO launched its regional operations in 2006 in Dubai. Growing from a team of less than 10 consultants, APCO today has over 200 people from 26 countries working in teams across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Manama and Kuwait and our projects take us to countries across the region and the Levant. APCO was awarded Best Agency in the Middle East by PRWeek in 2019 and Best Agency to Work for: EMEA Network by PRovoke Media in 2017 and 2019.
With a portfolio of over 100 clients, APCO’s MENA offices deliver public relations and digital communication support across health, food, consumer & retail, finance, technology, real estate & hospitality, non-profit and public affairs practices. The region also offers specialized services, created for the Middle East, such as our Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model and our Compass and License to Operate offerings.
In addition, APCO’s global AI Comms Lab, a first-of-its-kind innovation center which utilizes artificial intelligence to build and protect the reputations of major global brands, governments and organizations is driven from the Dubai office.
From helping governments connect with the private sector and civil society, to supporting the Pope’s historic visit to the region and launching iconic brands and destinations, we understand the nuances of the MENA region and pride ourselves on making an impact.